Careers

Available Positions:

Director of Touring and Artistic Planning
Editorial Manager
Education and Family Programs Associate

Title: Director of Touring and Artistic Planning

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is seeking a Director of Touring and Artistic Planning. This position offers a unique opportunity to an experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial individual to work closely with CMS’s Artistic Directors in virtually all areas of a robust and growing touring program nationally and internationally.

The Director of Touring and Artistic Planning is responsible for a) maintaining close contact with the Artistic Directors and Director of Artistic Planning, Production and Administration to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and advance CMS’s artistic vision on tour, including creating and advancing relationships and communications with artists, colleagues in the industry, and staff, and b) for overseeing the CMS touring and residency programs.

The Director of Touring and Artistic Planning is responsible to the Artistic Directors and reports to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of chamber music repertoire and previous programming experience; significant experience with touring artists, negotiating deals, and establishing and maintaining successful relationships with presenters and tour managers; mature judgment and ability to handle the myriad of situations that arise in touring calmly and quickly; strong interpersonal skills and collegiality within the organization and with external partners; great organizational skills, and knowledge and awareness of the state of and current events in the classical music world in New York, nationally and internationally. Experience establishing and growing new relationships a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Salary competitive; excellent benefits. E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@chambermusicsociety.org. Please, no phone calls.

This is an in-office position, working from the Lincoln Center campus. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Oversee all aspects of CMS touring, including:

  • Working with the Artistic Directors, in consultation with CMS’s domestic and foreign booking agencies, artists, and as necessary individual presenters, to design and implement programs for all touring, festivals, and satellite series
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, and, in cooperation with booking agencies and in consultation with the Artistic Directors, establish fee parameters for all touring, festival, and satellite engagements
  • Work with booking agencies to ensure feasible tour routings
  • Monitor travel and other tour-related expenses incurred by artists and CMS and secure visas
  • Establish and maintain close, communicative, and productive relationships with all of CMS’s touring affiliates and managers
  • Assist in the creation of artistic content for tour marketing materials
  • Travel as requested, or approved, to seek out, establish, and maintain relationships essential or potentially beneficial to CMS’s touring and residency activities
  • Develop and present to Artistic Directors and Executive Director ideas and opportunities for new touring and residency partnerships
  • Carry out any follow-up as necessary regarding potential recording or broadcast negotiations
  • Ensure the highest standards of communication and production for all CMS tour events throughout a season
  • Serve as pre or post-concert chat moderator as needed at residency dates

PROGRAMMING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboration with the Director of Artistic Planning, Production and Administration to assist the Artistic Directors in long-range programming for all CMS performances that may have a touring component
  • Repertoire research
  • Development of special projects with touring partners

ARTIST RELATIONS

  • Repertoire discussions with artists
  • Research artists as necessary
  • Book artists on request; negotiate fees in accordance with parameters set by the Executive Director
  • Maintain healthy and communicative relationships with all touring artists engaged by CMS

EDUCATION RELATED:

  • Collaborating with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, seek out and facilitate Master Class, education and family concert opportunities on the road
  • Serve as adjudicator in Bowers auditions

ADMINISTRATIVE:

  • Create and maintain annual tour budget of approximately $1 – 1.3 million
  • Maintain tour calendar in ArtsVision
  • Approve engagement payrolls
  • Maintain relationships with media partners in Asia, in collaboration with the Director of Digital Content
  • Supervise the Touring staff

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • A strong knowledge of the chamber music repertoire and programming experience
  • Experience and proven strong interpersonal skills working with artists, colleagues, and members of the classical music industry
  • Significant experience with touring, negotiating deals, and establishing and maintaining successful presenter and tour manager relationships
  • Knowledge and awareness of the state of and current events in the classical music world in New York, nationally and internationally
  • Significant experience developing and managing budgets, spreadsheets, and calendars
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Willingness to travel as necessary

Title: Editorial Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) seeks a full-time Editorial Manager to oversee all of CMS’s concert programs, proofread materials across the organization, and work independently as part of a collaborative team of high-performing colleagues.

This position requires strong writing, editing, and storytelling skills to appropriately support and enrich CMS’s many concerts and other projects. A deep knowledge of classical music is essential to be able to edit contributions from specialist writers. Project management is a central aspect of this position. The Editorial Manager manages a fast-paced workload and communicates project specifications and deadlines to leadership and staff members, freelance writers and translators, as well as artists and managers.

Proofreading is a similarly important skill. The Editorial Manager goes over CMS’s written and digital materials in order to make them clear, concise, and error-free.

In these uncertain times, flexibility is a must. Projects sometimes materialize or change at the last minute, and this position requires the ability to re-prioritize and pivot as necessary.

The Editorial Manager is a member of the Artistic Planning and Production department, reporting to the Director of Artistic Planning and Administration. The position is a fully participating member of a collegial department and encouraged to contribute ideas to further CMS’s editorial presence.

POSITION DETAILS

The Editorial Manager oversees all concert programs each season, including 33 Playbills, 17 in-house programs, and a wide variety of tour programs. This position is responsible for formatting program pages, hiring program annotators, editing and updating all artist biographies, and coordinating with designers. In addition, this position frequently fulfills time-sensitive requests from tour presenters for programs, notes, artist biographies, headshots, etc.

The Editorial Manager enters all repertoire into ArtsVision, CMS’s artistic management software, ensuring that titles, movements, dates, and timings are correct.

The Editorial Manager proofreads marketing and development materials with a focus on repertoire and artists.

The Editorial Manager directs all aspects of CMS’s Playbill articles: from generating ideas (and getting them approved by leadership), to hiring writers, to editing text and coordinating photographs, to working with the designer and signing off.

The Editorial Manager chooses photography to accompany written pieces. This sometimes involves determining whether a photograph is in the public domain, and if not, obtaining reprint rights.

The Editorial Manager occasionally writes marketing copy, program notes, and articles for the Playbill wrap and the website, but editorial, rather than writing, is the central component of this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years of editing experience on the topic of music
  • Attention to detail when proofreading written materials (finalists will be given a proofreading test)
  • Strong knowledge of English spelling and grammar plus familiarity with standard music terminology in other languages
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, and the ability to follow, interpret, and enforce in-house style guide
  • General knowledge of classical music, including familiarity with the New Grove Online Dictionary of Music and the ability to read music
  • Ability to keep in-house and freelance contributors on schedule
  • Adept at juggling multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously

HOW TO APPLY AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letters. Candidates are also encouraged to submit short, relevant writing or editing samples. Please email jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject line “Editorial Manager.” Due to time constraints, CMS is unfortunately unable to return phone calls.

This position offers a full-time salary plus an excellent health insurance plan, dental and vision benefits, vacation, and paid time off.

This is an in-office position, working from the Lincoln Center campus. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

CMS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Title: Education and Family Programs Associate

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) seeks an enthusiastic and outgoing Education and Family Programs Associate at an exciting time of growth for the Department of Education and Community Engagement at CMS. This position supports offerings across the Department of Education and Community Engagement with a focus on education and family programs. The position works directly with the Education and Community Engagement Associate as well as the Artistic Planning Manager within the Department of Artistic Planning. This position reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement as outlined below:

FAMILY PROGRAMS

  • Act as production supervisor for national family and selected education touring programs
  • Assist with event production for family programs in New York City
  • Manage artist contracts for all family programs

EDUCATION, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

  • Act as production supervisor for off-site school and community engagement concerts in venues and schools in New York City and the tri-state area
  • Assist Artistic Planning Manager and work with Education and Community Engagement Associate in production of education and school program events
  • Manage artist contracts for education and school programs

BOWERS PROGRAM

  • Act as production supervisor for live auditions in New York City
  • Coordinate panel and artist hospitality for live auditions
  • Manage panelist contracts

DIGITAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

  • Assist Department of Artistic Planning and Department of Digital Content in production of digital education resources

GENERAL SUPPORT

  • Create and co-manage, with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, production budgets for all department programs
  • Manage department artist payroll, working with Education and Community Engagement Associate
  • Track and arrange payment for production-related invoices
  • Maintain department equipment and instruments
  • Assist with related duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience with education and family programs (K-12) either at education institutions or performing arts organizations
  • Concert production experience
  • Ability to read music
  • Availability to work extended hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Willingness to travel to off-site schools and family program offerings in the tri-state area and nationally

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of classical chamber music repertoire
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Dropbox, Jumpshare, and Jotform
  • Spanish-language proficiency

HOW TO APPLY AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letters. Please email jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject line “Education and Family Programs Associate.” Due to time constraints, CMS is unfortunately unable to return phone calls.

This position offers a full-time salary plus an excellent health insurance plan, dental and vision benefits, vacation, and paid time off.

This is an in-office position, working from the Lincoln Center campus. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

CMS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.